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Windows 7: How to get rid of "Open file - security warning"

05 May 2009   #1
rustfizzle

7100: 32-bit on laptop and 64-bit on desktop
 
 
How to get rid of "Open file - security warning"

Hello. I am using 7100 build and I would like to know, how to forever get rid of the "Open file - security warning" dialog. It is of no use and it certainly does not help with security, it just annoys... thanks


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05 May 2009   #2
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

It does help because a program cant automatically launch those file but I agree. It's more annoying than anything.

This worked for XP. Haven't tried it on 7 yet but I don't see why they would change it. Edit it as you wish...

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations]
"LowRiskFileTypes"=".exe;.bat;.reg;.vbs;"
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05 May 2009   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Do you run a script, batch file or an executable directly from a network share?
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05 May 2009   #4
rustfizzle

7100: 32-bit on laptop and 64-bit on desktop
 
 

No, I want to run the exe files I have downloaded (drivers, instalations...).
And they are not in network share.
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05 May 2009   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

This worked for a Vista user:
Open File - Security Warning - Vista Forums
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05 May 2009   #6
rustfizzle

7100: 32-bit on laptop and 64-bit on desktop
 
 

Hm, does not work for me... and I do not want to disable it for certain files - I want to disable it for ALL files. I do not know what drugs did the programmers used, that they want me to confirm "Yes, I really clicked on that application"

I need to install more than 20 applications and drivers, and I refuse to deal with that retarded security warning EVERY time...
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05 May 2009   #7
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

That reg file I posted didn't work? I'll boot into Windows 7 and see what's up.
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05 May 2009   #8
rustfizzle

7100: 32-bit on laptop and 64-bit on desktop
 
 

I tried to manually write it into the registries, but it did'n work... (well I wrote only .exe and .msi, not the others, but it should make no difference)
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05 May 2009   #9
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Just tested it here and it works. It needs a reboot to take effect. I got no warning when using Firefox so I presume you're using IE?

Here's how to set it without a reg file. Type gpedit.msc in your run box and navigate to this...


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05 May 2009   #10
FreakyFerret

 
 

You can also try adding the share to your Intranet sites in IE. That's all I do for stuff in my domain at work and it solves the problem.
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